By Alan Kilpatrick
Tired of dusting off old print copies of statutes when conducting historical legislation research? HeinOnline recently announced that provincial statutes, for all ten provinces in Canada, have been digitized and are available online. Members of the Law Society can take advantage of this exciting development by accessing HeinOnline through the Library’s subscription in the Members’ Section of the website.
Coverage varies from province to province. Current, revised, and historical statutes are available for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Historical and revised statutes are available for Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Specifically, HeinOnline features complete coverage of all Saskatchewan statutes from 1906 to 1965. More current Saskatchewan legislation can be accessed by visiting the Queen’s Printer of Saskatchewan or the Law Society Library.
Once you open HeinOnline, click on the large HeinOnline icon on the top left of the screen. Select Canada. Then, Provincial Statutes of Canada:
Select Saskatchewan from the map displayed:
Statutes are displayed on the left while a linked table of contents is displayed on the right:
Statutes can be easily downloaded, printed, copied and pasted, or searched by keyword. The interface is smooth and straightforward to use. I encourage you to check it out.
If you have any questions, ask a Law Society Librarian! We are pleased to provide high-quality legal research services to Saskatchewan members in person, on the telephone, or by email.
Call 306-569-8020 in Regina